An easy job with less than desirable coworkers
Catering Assistant (Former Employee) – Springfield, TN – September 20, 2018
The position I filled was a saving grace coming off the $9/hr I was making at Publix. I was in charge of handling the 4 or 5 catering orders we got a week for the office staff of the Electrolux plant. On top of that, I was prepping the salad bar for the plant worker’s cafeteria. As more people inevitably quit, I would fill in their positions as well. The core of the problem was the coworker situation. Management was fine, in fact probably the best part of the job. He was a kind and understanding person willing to let me take chances and do things for myself. However, the people who I worked alongside spent their time talking about their delinquent extended family, muttering “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus” under their breath whenever you’d try to communicate with them, or babysitting their mentally disabled offspring that also worked there. Everyone was bitter and set in their ways, unwilling to accommodate an outsider who wasn’t grandfathered in. The job itself wasn’t bad, even with having to spread yourself thin some days. However, the co-worker situation was unbearable. I even pulled in a former coworker and friend to help out with the lack of staff (a mistake on my part) who quit before I did because of those condition. For any well adjusted person, this is not a long term solution.
All this being said, that situation wasn’t necessarily job related, but more a product of the town the job was located in. With a less low-income population, the job probably would’ve been alright.
Flexible hours, freedom to experiment.
Coworkers, clientele, working environment, location.